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Staring at the Sun
HD projected animation, original music score and multi channel soundscape, Two 14k projectors, Kinect system for interactivity, 2 PC systems, Multi speaker sound system
14' diameter
2018

Dallas Symphony Orchestra's - SOLUNA Festival - Array, Dallas, TX
Staring at the Sun
2018
HD projected animation, original music score and multi channel soundscape, Two 14k projectors, Kinect system for interactivity, 2 PC systems, Multi speaker sound system

Dallas Symphony Orchestra's - SOLUNA Festival - Array
A multi-sensory, "Kaleidoscopic Sun" that brought connection to the viewer in this immersive experience. Its intrinsic nature is a abundance of colors and forms that elevate perception in our sensory dimensions. An origami inspired sculpture serves as projection surface for animated sequences of geometric shapes and particle animation that are ever changing. Initially a bespoke musical soundscape serves as the prompt to continually trigger images on screen. Geometric patterns and dynamic fractal tessellations are algorithmically generated in real-time through the soundscape and viewers. A Kinect camera faces centrally downwards from above while translating the viewer's movements to the “Sun”. When stimulated by the presence of bodies and motion the speed and duration of images shift and transform. Every gesture of the viewer acts as energy that transforms the visualized patterns. A multi channel sound system integral to this installation provides heightened sensory experience.
Matt Brooks, aka VJ Anomolee, was my incredible collaborator in this proposal by developing visual kaleidoscopic elements and coding interactivity in Unity Game Engine.

This kaleidoscopic sun serves as metaphor for our individual lives and the world at large. Each of us a singular gem in a world ultimately connected through human experience and interaction.